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first_imgTORONTO – A global payment company will give members of Canada’s largest small- and medium-business association lower rates on American Express transactions.Chase Merchant Services will charge a new lower rate to Canadian Federation of Independent Business members that process less than $500,000 in Amex transactions.CFIB says the deal aims to make it easier for small businesses to accept Chase payment cards.CFIB president Dan Kelly says the partnership means many of the federation’s members could see significant savings thanks to the offer, with some members potentially seeing fees reduced by almost 50 per cent.Retailers pay fees each time consumers use a credit card. The fees differ based on type of credit card, business and other considerations.The retail industry has been advocating for lower fees, arguing that Canadian businesses pay some of the highest fees worldwide.CFIB’s 110,000 members collectively process more than $12 billion in electronic payments through Chase every year.last_img read more

first_imgCompanies in this story: (TSX:BB)The Canadian Press WATERLOO, Ont. — BlackBerry Ltd.’s third-quarter revenue and profit beat analyst estimates, with growth coming from its software and services business.The company, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, earned US$59 million in net income, up from a loss of $275 million in the same quarter last year.The profit amounted to 11 cents per basic share for the most recent quarter compared with a loss of 52 cents per share a year ago. BlackBerry’s adjusted profit for the quarter ended Nov. 30 was five cents per share.Revenue totalled $226 million, which was even with last year’s third quarter and up from $210 million in the second quarter this year.Analysts on average had expected an adjusted profit of two cents per share and revenue of $212.5 million, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.The company’s shares were up six per cent in pre-market trading after the announcement.last_img read more

Minister Samaraweera was accompanied by Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, Commissioner General of Labour R.P.A. Wimalaweera, Deputy Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka Mrs. Samantha Jayasuriya, Ms. Shashika Somaratne, Minister Counsellor, B. Vasanthan, Senior Assistant Secretary of Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations and other senior officials. (Colombo Gazette) Sri Lanka says it is ready to share its expertise with the International Labour Organization (ILO) on preventing child labour.Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations Ravindra Samaraweera told the Director General of the ILO Guy Ryder in Geneva that Sri Lanka was interest to be at the forefront of the ILO’s global and regional efforts, along with other relevant stakeholders, in striving towards eliminating child labour and forced labour. In this connection, he assured Sri Lanka’s fullest support for declaring year 2021 as the Year of Elimination of Child Labour and expressed willingness to become a “Pathfinder Country” of Alliance 8.7. Sri Lanka is currently considering the ratification of ILO Protocol 29 to the Forced Labour Convention. The Director General of the ILO, welcoming the Minister and his delegation, noted that Sri Lanka is an important partner for ILO work with a positive working relationship. He expressed deep appreciation for Sri Lanka’s ongoing efforts in promoting labour rights, in particular eliminating child labour. In this context, Ryder recalled pledges made by Sri Lanka at the IV Global Conference on Sustained Eradication of Child Labour in Buenos Aires in November 2017, including to raise the minimum age of employment from 14 to 16. He also requested Sri Lanka to be actively involved in the Centenary Celebration activities of the ILO in 2019. read more

The Colombo Chief Magistrate today rejected a bail application submitted by President Maithripala Sirisena’s former Chief of Staff K Mahanama and former State Timber Corporation (STC) Chairman P. Dissanayaka.Mahanama and Dissanayaka who were remanded till today over a bribery case were ordered to be further remanded till September 4th. Mahanama and Dissanayaka had been arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs.20 million over a land deal.Mahanama and the Chairman of the State Timber Corporation, P. Dissanayake were arrested at the car park of a Colombo hotel while accepting the bribe from an Indian businessman. (Colombo Gazette) read more

by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 10, 2015 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Jul 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Economy lost 6,400 jobs in June; gain in full-time jobs offset part-time losses OTTAWA – Canada suffered a net loss in jobs last month but overall performance on the employment front was better than expected in a result that did little to shed light on what the Bank of Canada will do on interest rates next week.The central bank is expected to reduce its economic outlook for the year, but whether it will cut its key interest rate is a matter of debate among economists.“On balance, this was a slightly better result than expected and makes the (central) bank’s decision next week very much a toss-up,” BMO chief economist Doug Porter said of the jobs report.“Having forecast that we expect the bank to trim rates next week, we’re not going to change the call on one murky labour force survey — but it will make for one intense debate next week for the bank, especially if Greece does indeed manage to reach a deal this weekend.”Statistics Canada said there were 6,400 fewer jobs last month, as a strong gain in full-time employment only partially offset a bigger decline in part-time positions.The economy shed 71,200 part-time jobs, which provide fewer than 30 hours per week, but added 65,800 full-time jobs. The national unemployment rate held steady at 6.8 per cent.Economists had expected a loss of 10,000 jobs and an uptick in the unemployment rate to 6.9 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters.Concerns have been raised in recent days about the strength of the Canadian economy, with some speculating the country slipped into recession in the first half of the year following a string of disappointing economic data.The jobs report was the last major economic data point before the rate announcement and the release of the central bank’s latest monetary policy report.The C.D. Howe Institute’s monetary policy council recommended Thursday that the Bank of Canada keep its target for the overnight rate on hold at 0.75 per cent.However the decision wasn’t unanimous. Seven members of the think-tank’s council voted to keep the key rate on hold, while four supported a cut to 0.50 per cent.CIBC chief economist Avery Shenfeld said it will likely be a close decision, but stuck with his prediction of a rate cut.“We still lean towards one more rate cut from the Bank of Canada in the coming week, because forecasts of sunnier times ahead have a lot of downside risk,” Shenfeld wrote in a note.Porter pointed to several areas of strength in the jobs report, including that it was the third month in a row that full-time employment posted strong growth and that wages were up three per cent from a year ago.Total hours worked in June were “quite strong,” he said, adding “usually that’s not a bad rule of thumb for how the overall economy performed.”Compared with a year ago, employment increased by 176,000 over the past 12 months, entirely the result of more full-time work, while the total number of hours worked grew by 2.1 per cent.Breaking down the jobs report, public sector employment increased by 42,200 for the month, while the number of private sector jobs slipped 26,300.The number of self-employed decreased 22,200.Regionally, Quebec lost 33,300 jobs and New Brunswick lost 3,500. British Columbia gained 15,400, while Newfoundland and Labrador added 4,300. Ontario added 14,000 jobs for the month.The goods-producing sector lost 1,900 jobs, while the services sector lost 4,500.For the second quarter of the year, Statistics Canada says there were a total of 33,000 jobs added as there were 143,000 full-time jobs gained and 110,000 part-time jobs lost. read more

first_imgDenise Coates at her Buckingham Palace investiture in 2012 In one response, bet365’s lawyers replied: “You claim that this dispute is simply about your client placing a bet; and being entitled to winnings.”This is wrong. it is a case in which your client has been operating the account… using the funds of and for the benefit of third parties, in flagrant breach of our client’s terms.”  Bet365 was launched in 2000 and has turned into one of Britain’s most profitable companies, based in Stoke but registered offshore in Gibraltar.Ms Coates, 49, a mother-of-five launched the business with her brother John Coates. The company is now worth an estimated £4.5 billion and Ms Coates owns just over half. Forbes estimates her wealth at £3.2 billion.The most recent company accounts show that she took home £117.5 million, making her Britain’s highest paid businesswoman.Her basic pay of £54 million was topped up by a £63.5 million dividend. Ms Coates’ father Peter is the chairman of Stoke City Football Club.Bet365’s name has become familiar to sports fans during TV ad breaks at half-time of Sky’s Premier League games as actor Ray Winstone’s gravelly tones seductively remind them to make bets while matches are still being played.The alleged refusal of online betting companies to honour wagers is now subjected to a joint investigation by the Gambling Commission and the Competition and Markets Authority.Sarah Harrison, Gambling Commission’s chief executive, has said: “Gambling operators must treat customers fairly – but some have been relying on terms that are unclear with too many strings attached.”   ‘Lucky 15’ bets allow a combination of accumulated winnings. But rather than pay up, bet365 has withheld the sum as well as Miss McCann’s initial stake of £24,960.Exasperated at bet365’s refusal to pay up, she called in lawyers who issued a write in May in the High Court in Belfast.The writ, seen by the Telegraph, accuses Bet 365 and its Gibraltar-based parent company of breach of contract and demands damages of £1,009,960.A day after her ‘win’, Miss McCann contacted bet365 to withdraw her money. From documents seen by this newspaper, it is understood that a bet365 representative, via the website’s ‘live chat’ service, congratulated the customer and confirmed the request. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Denise Coates CBE, founder and joint chief executive of online gambling company Bet365 It has insisted that Miss McCann is in “flagrant breach” of its own terms and conditions because the firm is convinced the original betting stake was supplied by a ‘third party’. In legal letters from bet365’s lawyers, Miss McCann found herself accused of fraud and cheating.Miss McCann is understood to vehemently deny any wrongdoing. The successful wager involved a total of 960 £13 each way ‘Lucky 15’ bets placed on 12 horses running in the 6.10 at Bath, the 7.20 at Kempton, and the 7.00 and 8.30 at Naas in Ireland on June 22 last year. Miss McCann’s lawyers dispute that she agreed to such a rule, which are buried within terms and conditions which are “too lengthy, too complex and much too vague for the average customer to understand.”Such a rule might also effectively prevent syndicates from betting.Her lawyers contend that the wording of such a ‘no third party rule’ clause effectively means that “the husband who puts a bet on the winner of X-factor for his wife, or on the winner of the Grand National, would have those winnings ‘robbed’ of him.”The case brought by Miss McCann could have profound implications for all customers betting online. Misss McCann’s lawyers, in their correspondence to bet365, allege that its terms and conditions amount to “nothing more than a ‘heads I win, tails you lose’ wish list”.In one legal letter, seen by The Telegraph, her lawyers wrote: “Our client’s case is very straightforward. She placed a bet with your client. She won. She is entitled to her winnings.”center_img The following day, she received a telephone call from another staff member who asked a number of questions.These bizarrely included: “What is your star sign?” After answering all queries with regards to the bet and her identity apparently satisfactorily confirmed by the agent, Miss McCann was advised that the money would be processed within 48 hours. The money never materialised. Instead Miss McCann’s account was suspended, and then closed.Even the £24,960 stake has not been returned. At the heart of bet365’s refusal to pay is the betting firm’s insistence that Miss McCann breached a ‘no third party’ rule, which insists the whole stake must be put up by the customer alone. Our client’s case is very straightforward. She placed a bet with your client. She won. She is entitled to her winnings. A student is suing one of Britain’s biggest bookmakers for refusing to pay out £1 million on a winning bet on the horses.In a battle of David vs Goliath proportions, Megan McCann, who was just 19 when she placed the bet, has lodged a writ in the High Court in Northern Ireland against Hillside (UK Sports) LP, the company which operates bet365, an online betting company run by the UK’s wealthiest businesswoman.Miss McCann, who lives near Belfast, claims that she is owed £1,009,960 by bet365, which was co-founded and run by Denise Coates, who is said to be worth £3.2 billion.Miss McCann staked almost £25,000 on 12 different horses in four relatively obscure races, winning £985,000 from the betting giant. But the betting company, whose chief executive is Ms Coates, has declined to honour the wager. The letter goes on: “Our client has reasonable grounds to suspect your client to be guilty of criminal offences including fraud by false representation; cheating or attempted cheating.”The case has echoes of a previous dispute involving Barney Curley, an Irish gambler and racehorse trainer. In May 2010, accumulator bets on four horses running on the same day – three trained by Curley – netted a total of £3.9m.On that occasion, another online betting company refused – initially – to pay out £823,000 of the total winnings to Curley’s relatives.After legal action was instigated, that company eventually paid out in full. Miss McCann has hired the same lawyer Andrew Montague, who represented Curley, to fight her case.Mr Montague said: “This is something of a ‘déjà vu’ scenario for me, but as the case is now before the Belfast High Court, I am not in a position to comment further.”A spokesman for bet365 said: “A full investigation has been carried out into the circumstances of the bet that was placed.”Bet365 is entirely satisfied the circumstances are such that winnings are not payable in relation to it.”We expect this position to be upheld at trial. We are not prepared to comment further whilst litigation is ongoing.” Denise Coates CBE, founder and joint chief executive of online gambling company Bet365 Denise Coates at her Buckingham Palace investiture in 2012Credit:Rexlast_img read more

first_imgLithium Australia (LIT) has filed an international patent application entitled Process for extracting and recovering lithium values from lithium bearing materials under the Patent Cooperation Treaty relating to its Sileach™ process. The international patent application has been allocated application number PCT/AU2017/050104 by the PCT Receiving Office and is entitled to claim a priority date of February 9.LIT notes that the Sileach process is “but one of the processes in its arsenal when it comes to assessing, and then matching the best process for each specific ore type, local conditions and infrastructure.” See IM, January 2017, pp54-57.LIT invests in research and development and is co-operating with several private and public organisations, including ANSTO Minerals (a division of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation). To date, LIT has developed its 100% owned Sileach and LieNA™ processes.Managing Director, Adrian Griffin said: “Lithium Australia considers its strategy of controlling its own feed-source and process as essential to the protection of its business and its shareholders. The SIleach process is a critical component of this strategy.”last_img read more

first_img Share271 Tweet Email3 Image: Shutterstock/Vikojam Apr 5th 2019, 9:27 AM Friday 5 Apr 2019, 9:27 AM 32 Comments A NATIONWIDE BAN on smoky coal has been delayed by the government amid threats of legal action from the coal industry. Minister for Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton confirmed that the government was delaying the introduction of a ban on harmful, bituminous coal this week. A ban on the sale of smoky coal was first introduced in Dublin in 1990. The ban was extended in 2012 and is now in effect in 26 urban areas nationwide. According to Bruton, it has “proved very effective in reducing particulate matter and sulphur dioxide levels and has had the effect of significantly improving public health”. “Research indicates, for example, that the ban has resulted in over 350 fewer annual deaths in Dublin alone.”After discussing the issue with the Attorney General, however, Bruton has now confirmed that his department is working to finalise “a legally robust plan which will improve air quality by reducing particulate matter in the air”. “Pending the completion of this work I am aware of the need to provide clarity now to the public and to the trade to enable them adequately plan for purchases of stock for the 2019-20 heating season,” Bruton told Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae in reply to a Dáil question. A full ban was due to come into effect from Autumn this year. “I can confirm therefore that the current ban on bituminous coal will not be extended nationwide for the 2019-20 heating season,” Bruton said. The minister did not indicate when the ban is now likely to come into effect. The nationwide smoky coal ban was first announced by Labour TD Alan Kelly in 2015, who was Environment Minister at the time.In 2017, Bruton’s predecessor Denis Naughten said the ban on the sale and distribution of smoky coal would not be introduced immediately but that there’d be a 12 month period for the industry to “wash through” existing stock.The Environmental Protection Agency has repeatedly highlighted that air quality is significantly worse in smaller towns during the winter months because large quantities of solid fuel are being burned. Smoky coal ban delayed by government amid legal threats from coal industry Minister Richard Bruton has not indicated when the ban is now likely to come into effect. Image: Shutterstock/Vikojam Short URL 17,080 Views By Cónal Thomas https://jrnl.ie/4577866 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_img Next-gen SD Cards Will Be Blazing Fast And Hold Up To 128TBSony Store drops PlayStation TV to just $19.99 The laptop I’m writing this post on has a 512GB SSD in it. It’s more than enough room for all my files. My phone doesn’t have nearly that kind of capacity, but it could… if it just had a micro SD slot.That’s because UK-based Integral Memory has just unveiled a new micro SD card that packs a whopping, 512GB. It’s the highest-capacity micro SD card in the world right now. Intel snatched the title belt away from SanDisk, who offered up a 400GB card late last year.Integral’s new card gives over 25% more space to store your pictures, videos, tunes, e-books… heck, you might as well toss a few dozen of your favorite feature-length films on it just in case you feel like watching one at some point while you’re out and about.AdChoices广告Since it’s certified for class 10 speeds, you won’t have to wait around forever for file transfers to complete. Writes will hum along at least 10MB/s (good enough to support full 1080p video recording) — read operations are about nine times faster, according to Integral’s product page.Integral also throws an SD adapter in the package so that you can use their capacious new card in digital cameras and laptops.The card should work in any device that’s microSD HC/XC compatible, though you don’t need to worry about that quite yet. Integral says the cards will go on sale in February, so you’ve still got a couple of weeks of waiting to do.Integral hasn’t revealed how much the cards will cost, either. What we do know is that they’ll be sold in the U.K. and Europe. Those of you who aren’t keen on ordering goods from across the pond will have to wait for someone like Sandisk or Kingston to answer the bell. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgSONOMA, Calif. (AP)Officials believe at least 111 rural homes have been destroyed in a wildfire that is chewing through brush and timber on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada in California.It’s one of more than 20 deadly and destructive fires burning across California.Yuba County spokesman Russ Brown said Thursday that damage estimates are preliminary and crews have had a hard time getting into mountain communities to survey burn areas.Brown says overnight winds lessened somewhat, giving firefighters an edge as they beat back the fire that broke out Sunday north of Sacramento.The blaze that has consumed nearly 19 square miles (49 square kilometers) was 20 percent contained Wednesday night.At least 23 people have died and thousands of homes have been destroyed in other fires north of San Francisco..last_img read more

The Happiest Nation in the Caribbean

first_img T&T Heats up with Festivals, New Meetings Space and Hotel Deals this Summer UN calls Trinidad and Tobago Happiest Caribbean Nation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPort of Spain, Trinidad – April 28, 2015 – The numbers are in and Trinidad & Tobago has been named the “happiest” Caribbean nation yet again. With its vibrant lifestyle, dynamic culture, booming business center, strong government and, of course, largest Carnival celebration in the Caribbean, it is no surprise that the dual-island nation leads the way in happiness. According to the World Happiness Report from the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) released on April 23, 2015, the destination ranked highest in happiness in the Caribbean and 41st in the world. Trinidad & Tobago’s flourishing culinary scene and year round festivals, combined with local steel pan and soca music and picturesque beaches, bring out the happiness in both locals and visitors alike. Whether sampling world-renowned street food on “The Avenue” [Ariapita Avenue], “wining” to the music at cultural and food festivals, getting a taste of adventure in the mountains of Trinidad or unwinding on Pigeon Point beach in Tobago, Trinbagonians have plenty of reasons to smile. Additionally, with 15 public holidays last year, Trinidad & Tobago is among the top ten countries in the world for the number of public holidays.The World Happiness Report aims to help country leaders recognize the importance of happiness and well-being for the success of the world and sustainable development. Researchers examine 11 areas essential to happiness and well-being, including health, education, local government, personal security, income and overall satisfaction with life. Trinidad & Tobago was also the top-ranked Caribbean nation in the previous Happiness Report, which was published in 2013.For more information on Trinidad & Tobago visit www.goTrinidadandTobago.com or www.visittobago.gov.tt. Recommended for you Tobago International cycling classic Related Items:happiest nation in the caribbean, trinidad and tobago Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

66 do not receive workplace health support

first_imgAround two-thirds (66%) of employees do not receive health and wellbeing support from their employer, according to research from Simplyhealth and YouGov.The first Simplyhealth/You Gov everday health tracker survey, which had 1,998 respondents, also found that 22% of those who receive no support would like more health support from their employer. The study also found:Of the 44% of respondents who receive workplace health support, 18% say they would like more support.21% say their employer provides workplace counselling.A quarter (25%) of respondents think that cycle-to-work schemes are the best employee benefit.Just 5% of respondents used fitness apps regularly in the last three months, and only 4% used a fitness tracker.Romana Abdin, chief executive of Simplyhealth, said: “We’ve launched this tracker with YouGov to help inform the debate on the future of UK healthcare. Changing demographics, increasing obesity and new technologies and treatments are demanding a new approach to healthcare delivery.“To make the best decisions, our healthcare sector needs the best information.”last_img read more

first_imgMicrosoft has been working hard to make sure that the Xbox One gets a little bit better each month, and October has brought with it tiny changes to just about every major facet of the console. This month’s update is rolling out now, and included you’ll find improvements to One Guide, achievements, and even the Xbox One controller.The Xbox One might be lagging behind the PS4 in terms of sales, but anyone who owns Microsoft’s latest console knows that their software has been improving significantly faster than Sony’s offering. While it could argued that the first few months of updates were basically delivering parts of the experience that should have been there at launch, what we’re seeing now is basically Microsoft responding to what users are asking for.This month you’ll find small changes to the way you interact with the TV passthrough part of the console, if you are currently taking advantage of that feature. Microsoft has included a “Mini Guide” that looks more like what you’d see in a DVR for channel guide details, and the Xbox One can now be set to go straight to the TV when you power it on. When coupled with the ability to turn the TV on and off through the Xbox, it basically means users who don’t care about the game console part can get to watching TV just by walking into the living room and saying “Xbox On”.If you’ve lost your controller, the Xbox One will now allow you to locate it through the console. Asking the console to locate it through Kinect will activate the vibration sensor in the controller, and while that’s not much it could be just enough noise and vibration to help you find your missing accessory. If you don’t have a Kinect, Microsoft has tossed some updates in this month’s batch for you as well, but it’s clear that the Kinect is still a focus.Your gamerscore bragging rights with friends are now handled on a weekly basis, instead of just overall score comparing. The Achievements section of the Xbox One UI lets you brag about individual accomplishments with your friends, as well as see a breakdown of what achievements you have unlocked that week in a leaderboard format. You’ll also see a breakdown of what games are most popular among your friends at any given time, just in case you are missing out somehow.Microsoft is doing great by responding to users with rapid updates. It’s a breath of fresh air to see the console grow and change to meet the needs of owners, and little things like this are going to be a big deal for the Xbox One faithful moving forward.last_img read more

first_img Microsoft HoloLens 2 Augments Reality AgainNext-Gen HoloLens Adds AI Capabilities Stay on target Stepping into a virtual or augmented reality is a wholly singular experience; no two people will follow the exact same path. Which is great if you’re hawking a video game or interactive movie.But head-mounted displays are finding their way into more applications, many of which require a third-person perspective—a way for the public to participate.Microsoft this week released blueprints to build the same technology the company uses to bring HoloLens demonstrations to life.“We knew that we needed to create a way to connect the experience of someone wearing a HoloLens with that of an audience (whether that audience is one person or 100 people),” Brandon Bray, principal program manager at Microsoft, wrote in a blog entry.The solution: a spectator view camera featuring Mixed Reality Capture (MRC).Instead of simply watching someone with a bulky headset flail about an empty room, the camera lets folks see the same holograms as the wearer, as well as how that person is interacting with their mixed reality experience.Redmond built this technology with three specific intentions: for capturing photos of a mixed reality scene, shooting video of a holographic environment in action, and live streaming holographic content to an audience.And now anyone (with some development experience) can create their own spectator view camera in one day. Just head to GitHub for the official documentation and step-by-step instructions.You’ll need the proper hardware, including a DSLR camera with HDMI output, a HoloLens, and a Wi-Fi-enabled PC; most gaming and workstation computers are powerful enough for the job.Before getting started, ensure your app is a shared experience that can run on a HoloLens and a desktop. Then complete any necessary calibrations, so the HMD and DSLR are aligned, and start sharing holographic creations.Check out the video below, designed “to help walk you through the steps to bring your spectator view camera to life,” Bray wrote in the blog.last_img read more

Art galore Best of both worlds

first_imgThe famous saying by Leonardo da Vinci, “How painting surpasses all human works by reason of the subtle possibilities which it contains”, has been justified at famous artist Sakti Burman’s recent solo art show at Aakriti Art Gallery. Sakti Burman: works from 60s-80s, is not only an art show but is a delineation of artistic philosophy that is an assemblage that showcases the best of both worlds-east and the west from the foregone era. Although he settled permanently in Paris, he spent most of his time visiting all the art centres of Europe and natural art centres of India like Ajanta, Ellora, Sanchi, Khajuraho, Elephanta etc.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’This in turn inspired him to build up translucent joyous imageries of his paintings from the assimilation of the earthly forms, yet ethereal Italian Frescoes with the jubilant and enlightened classical ethos of Ajanta and the dream world of medieval miniatures. Along with being a painter, he is also a marveled sculptor with his works being mostly figurative  but the association of the figures defies the general norms and logic of reality. They create a world of dream defying the prevalent law of gravity. The reality is heightened towards an environment of surreal.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHe paints mostly in three mediums: oil, water colour and pastel. His technique,   which represents  chromatic orchestration in his oils, is very jubilant and ecstatic even within a structural orientation. In the present show, barring four oils, most of the paintings about twenty in number are in water colour, executed between 1960 and 1980 . He transforms vacuity of the space into a divine light of the sky through treatment of his figurative forms with water colours. The second characteristic of his water colours is the use of texture,  which is also an essential feature of his oils but the transparency and subtlety of application of chromatic points bring out a different character in his water colors. The artistic identity that Sakti Burman created in the modernist field of post-1960s art is a kind of spirituality through a sensation of love for life. It not only limits oneself to mere art works but also exposes one to the historical-artistic contributions. This provides us with a deep insight into the cultural history of art forms of both worlds of the west and the east.last_img read more

Entire Travel Groups CEO Brad McDonnell reiterat

first_imgEntire Travel Group’s CEO, Brad McDonnell reiterated the importance and advantage of trusting a true specialist wholesaler in the travel industry and thanked the agents for their dedication and commitment to Entire Travel Group. “All of our brands are made up of a hard-working team of specialists, passionate about their respective destination. As always, we are devoted to offering only the best for your clients – creating premium itineraries and memorable experiences.” Showcasing the diverse and beautiful French Pacific, Entire Travel Group hosted 130 Sydney and Brisbane travel agents and trade partners (at ‘Ivy Sunroom’ in Sydney and ‘SouthBeach Social’ in Brisbane) at a ‘Champagne and Coconuts’-themed evening to discover the islands of Tahiti and New Caledonia. In partnership with Tahiti Tourisme and Air Tahiti Nui, New Caledonia Tourism and Aircalin, Entire Travel Group invited agents to explore its islands’ brands via a market place where they were able to interact with the key partners and destination specialists. Q&As and discussions spanned a range of topics: from busting common myths about the destinations to surprising facts and showcased the interesting developments such as changing tastes and patterns among Australian travellers, and exciting new airline fleet additions and potential for new routes. agentsAir Tahiti NuiAircalinEntire Travel GroupeventsFrench PacificNew Caledonia TourismTahiti Tourismelast_img read more

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Though BJP was accused of being anti-Dalit in this election as well, makes for chilling but rewarding reading.), noting that it was not realistic for the Senate to go ahead. Contact us at editors@time. exiting the meeting to attend a vote He told reporters he expected the interview with Trump Jr would continue into the afternoonBlumenthal is one of the senators who is also angling for the committee to release a public transcript of Trump Jr’s Thursday interview – but no decision has been made about whether one will be created Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley R-Iowa told a town hall audience during August that he would consider releasing a transcript of the last marathon interview the Judiciary Committee conducted in this probe with Fusion GPS chief executive Glenn SimpsonAfter three hours Blumenthal described the atmosphere of the meeting as "cordial" and said committee staffers "covered a good deal of ground" with Trump Jr"There certainly are a lot of areas that have been opened for future witnesses and questioning and a lot of areas of interest to be pursued" Blumenthal saidCommittee members Sens Christopher Coons D-Del, about 100 miles west. for Riverside Christian School in East Grand Forks will start 3 p. He said. A striking orange-red glow could be seen at the top of Agung’s crater after it shot plumes of thick smoke some 2.

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